2018-01-09

Kyrgyzstan blocks 159 websites for promoting extremism

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BISHKEK -- The October District court in Bishkek blocked 159 websites containing terrorist content in 2017, AKIpress reported Monday (January 8).

Kyrgyzstan's Prosecutor General's Office in 2017 filed with the court 15 requests to block pro-extremism and pro-terrorism websites, according to a statement by the Prosecutor General's Office.

The 159 blocked sites included 27 sites with content by organisations banned in Kyrgyzstan, including Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Taliban and "Islamic State" (IS) , reported 24.kg.

"Access to these websites is blocked for internet users in our state," said the prosecutor general's statement.

The agency said it would continue its investigations of extremist websites and would release additional statements.

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